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  • Poll shows huge lead for Tom Wolf over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

    Corbett had gotten closer in recent polls, but Thursday's release shows the Democrat Wolf with 49 percent and the incumbent governor with 24 percent.

  • Politicians cheer Pittsburgh airport gas drilling

    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was cheered Monday by Pennsylvania politicians from both parties. The ceremony to celebrate the recent start of drilling featured remarks by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, Democratic County Executive...

  • Job No. 1 for the next Pennsylvania governor? A huge budget gap

    Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation.

  • Pennsylvania considers charging for game land use

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee for snowmobilers, equestrians and mountain bikers who use state game land trails. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will likely vote on the plan next month, the New Castle News ( ) reports. The proposed license of up...

  • Environmentalist group says health registry needed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action. Health Secretary Michael Wolf said...

  • Delays, denials by Department of Veterans Affairs deliver 'death sentence' to cancer victim

    After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series.

  • Premier FBI cybersquad in Pittsburgh to add agents

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI's premier cybersquad has focused attention on computer-based crime in recent months by helping prosecutors charge five Chinese army intelligence officials with stealing trade secrets from major companies and by snaring a Russian-led hacking ring that pilfered $100...

  • Lyft gets temporary OK to operate in Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission last month gave conditional approval for Lyft and its competitor, Uber, to obtain temporary licenses to...

  • As DNC decides on 2016 convention site, experts say sites don't help parties win states

    Hosting a party's convention is an economic shot in the arm for any city, but what does it mean for the political party's chances in that state?

  • Philly has early edge in Democratic convention bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of five cities bidding for the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia appears to hold an early edge with a track record of hosting the major gathering — not to mention that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have family ties to the state. The...

  • State funding sought for western Pa. crime lab

    Officials in western Pennsylvania's Allegheny County are seeking millions of dollars from the state to help keep the county's crime laboratory operating.

  • Another ADA class action filed in Pittsburgh federal court

    PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) – Another Americans with Disabilities Act class action lawsuit has been filed in Pittsburgh federal court, this one against Bob Evans Farms Inc. The lawsuit claims that handicapped parking spaces at several of Bob Evans’ Pittsburgh-area restaurants are...

  • VIDEO: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett gaining on Democratic challenger

    A new poll released this week shows Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa. may be gaining ground on his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

  • Starbucks, Boston Market among those hit with ADA class actions by Pa. woman

    PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania woman has filed seven class action lawsuits against various companies she claims have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Sarah Heinzl named Zamagias Properties, WP Realty Inc., CVS Caremark Corporation, Starbucks Corporation, Boston...

  • Meeting doesn't solve Philly school funding crisis

    A meeting Monday of top Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Corbett produced little progress toward freeing a stalled tax bill that Philadelphia officials say is critical to opening the city's schools on time.

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